October 20, 2023 Update from the Mayor

October 20, 2023 Update from the Mayor

Hate Has No Home Here

Regardless of our ethnicity, religious affiliation or other beliefs, I have always found Hickory Hills to be a warm, welcoming community to all.  Recent events, both locally and globally, remind us that there are many in our community who fear for the safety of loved ones abroad and are concerned about their own well-being due to the hateful actions of a handful of people.  In times like these it is important that we as a community show empathy and concern for the emotional and physical safety of everyone in our city.   

I thank our school district for its efforts to assist students struggling with these recent events.  Stagg High School shared the following from the National Association of School Psychologists and their document, Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Families and Educators. This resource is also provided in multiple languages to assist parents. 

Second Installment 2022 Tax Bills Now Available Online

Cook County property owners who don’t want to wait until their property tax bills arrive in the mail may now view, download and pay their Second Installment bill for the 2022 Tax Year online at cookcountytreasurer.com

Property owners who wish to view, download and pay their bills online should visit cookcountytreasurer.com, select the blue box labeled “Pay Online for Free” and enter their address or Property Index Number (PIN).

The Treasurer’s Office plans to mail 1.8 million bills to property owners on or around Nov. 1. Second Installment taxes are due Dec. 1.  According to the Treasurer’s Office, paying online is the quickest and most convenient way to pay.  If property owners are unable to pay the full amount at once, they can make a partial payment, or several, until they have paid in full.  Partial payments on unpaid property taxes can ease the financial strain of paying late.

Making partial payments lowers the amount of interest charged on overdue taxes.

The Treasurer’s Office sends two tax bill installments each year. The First Installment typically is due in March. In past years the Second Installment has been due in August but bills were delayed this year and last year.

 There is no fee to pay online from bank accounts. There is a 2.1% processing fee for those who pay with a credit card. Property owners may also print their bill and bring it to any Chase Bank branch location, including those outside Cook County. Taxpayers can also pay their bills at more than 100 community bank locations where they have an account or at the Treasurer’s Office, 118 N. Clark St., Chicago.

Making a Kids Day

Mayor Mike